Marine Systems

IYRS has the top Marines Systems School In Rhode Island

AUGUST 2021 - NEWSWEEK NAMES IYRS SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY & TRADES ONE OF THE BEST MAKER SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD

Newsweek has named IYRS one of the Best Maker Schools in the world for 2021. Winners of this prestigious award are institutions of higher education that have curricula that encourages learning by doing; are supported by educators committed to collaborative problem-solving; have well-developed makerspaces, labs, and studios; and which support diverse, interactive communities that engage in knowledge and skill sharing. The award highlights institutions with innovative programs that demonstrate the ingenuity and community engagement that are hallmarks of the maker movement.

Marine Systems | Accredited 6 month program | Enrolls in September & March

Transform your passion for boating into a meaningful and in-demand career as a certified marine technician. IYRS’ hands-on Marine Systems program will prepare you to seamlessly enter the marine industry as a systems technician. Students will take the ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) certification exams for the relevant modules. ABYC certification is considered the highest level of industry certification available in the United States. Students will also sit for the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Basic Marine Electronics Installer certification exam.

At IYRS, you’ll learn the theory and technologies of both stand-alone and fully-integrated systems and the inner workings of a powerboat down to the most meticulous details. By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to install, repair, and troubleshoot everything from engines and electrical systems to computer-based electronics and hydraulics.

During this program, you'll build free-standing, complete simulation panels that contain the essential systems that go into modern boats and apply the knowledge you've learned in an industry externship, gaining valuable resume-building experience.

Curriculum

Experience the Marine Systems Program

IYRS students hard at work at their benches
IYRS faculty member using a screw driver on an electric board
IYRS student wearing safety equipment and holding tools while working on a machine
IYRs student observing his instructor work on a project
close up of a piece of equipment
IYRS using a screw driver to work on an assignment
2 men using a blow torch on a piece of metal
close up of wires connecting to each other

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SHOP SKILLS

  • Electrical and Electronic
  • Systems
  • Steering (Mechanical & Hydraulic)
  • Marine Pumps
  • Fuel Systems
  • Diesel & Gasoline Engines
  • LPG Systems
  • A/C and Refrigeration
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Basic Fiberglass

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurialism
  • Teamwork & Communication
  • Time Management

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